13,623 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore reported on Feb 21, 11,567 with mild symptoms

There were 13,476 local cases on Monday.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 22 February 2022, 12:05 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 13,623 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Monday (Feb 21).

This included 5,509 cases who are between 12 and 39 years old. 

Of the cases reported, 2,056 were detected through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. Of these, 1,957 were local cases.

Another 11,567 cases were detected through Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) and assessed by a doctor to have mild symptoms and of low risk. Of these, 11,519 were local cases. 

In total, there were 13,476 local transmission cases.

The weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate increased to 1.62, up from 1.59 on Sunday. The growth rate refers to the ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before and a weekly infection growth rate above one indicates an increasing number of new weekly cases.

Seven deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Monday, taking the national death toll to 952.

There were 1,606 cases hospitalised on Monday, up from 1,523 the day before. Of these, 198 cases require oxygen supplementation and 44 cases are in the Intensive Care Unit.

There were also 18,698 cases discharged from the hospital over the past day. 

In the last 28 days, 273,580 cases have been recorded, of which 99.7 per cent had no or mild symptoms and 0.2 per cent have required oxygen supplementation.

As of Feb 20, 94 per cent of the eligible population and 91 per cent of the total population are fully vaccinated, 92 per cent have received at least one dose and 66 per cent have received boosters.

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